GARDEN CITY - Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) bus system held a public meeting on the possibility of raising fares tonight.

The move comes after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) recently decided to raise its fares from $2.25 to $2.50.

NICE officials say that many riders use the MTA’s MetroCard to access the Nassau bus system.

The MTA says that NICE must adopt the fare increase by March 3, or risk losing $1 million in revenue to the MTA.